Neepawa Natives take game one in Steinbach

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By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

Considering the Neepawa Natives have been playing 'playoff hockey' for the past five weeks, it shouldn't be shocking to anyone that they had gotten pretty good at it. But shock was likely what the Steinbach Pistons were feeling after falling 4-1 to Neepawa, in the first game of the best of seven series on Friday, Mar. 10.

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Bantam Bombers capture provincial crown

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The Neepawa Banner

The Minnedosa Bantams pressed their “Hometown Advantage” this past weekend by capturing the Bantam ‘A’ Provincial Championship. The team of 13-14 year-old boys defeated the Swan Valley Stampeders 5-2 in the gold medal final to put a storybook ending to their season.

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Neepawa Farmers on edge of elimination

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

The Neepawa Farmers are on the brink of elimination in their Tiger Hills Hockey League eastern semi-final. A five point night from Michael Reykdal (two goals-three assists) on Thursday, Mar. 10, powered the Carberry Plainsmen to a 7-5 win over the Farmers on Thursday, Mar. 10. This win has given Carberry a solid 3-1 series lead.

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Neepawa Natives year end award winners

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Photos by Eoin Devereux. Trish Phinney presents Justin Metcalf with the BMO MVP Award.

 
By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

On Sunday, Mar. 5, the Neepawa Natives handed out their annual player awards. 10 awards were presented during the final regular season game between Neepawa and the Swan Valley Stampeders.

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Natives prepared for Pistons

Natives final game

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

For the Neepawa Natives, simply reaching the MJHL playoffs is not enough; they want to make a statement. But for the club to do that, they’ll have to overcome a tremendous challenge in the league’s top team, the Steinbach Pistons. 

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